The setting was wonderful, the sun shone, and the picnic table was laden with good food and drink. So, perfect conditions to watch professional horse logger Tom Nixon and daughter Holly at work with their stallion Prince.
The job consisted of extracting felled trees from a 16 year old mixed forest which had been due it's first thinning. The logs were long but thin and easy to handle, and Prince was able to pull them by the bundle, so that they could, once on the road, be loaded onto a trailer which Prince then moved to a field where the logs will dry out, to be cut up for firewood later.
Amongst many of the IWHA members, a number of neighbours and other interested people came along, and it was great to see that the interest is there for this mode of forest work.